How Do You Wash Barn Wood?


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To wash barn wood, spray it down with a mild bleach solution to discourage mold, then scrub the surface of the wood with a stiff brush and a solution of detergent and warm water. Power washing and sandblasting can also provide an effective method, but it might also damage the wood.

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Wear rubber gloves and use a face mask when cleaning barn wood.

  1. Spray the wood down
  2. Mix a mild bleach solution in a spray canister, then wash the wood to kill mold and mildew.

  3. Scrub the wood
  4. Create a soapy solution with detergent and warm water, then scrub with a wire brush or stiff bristled brush. This removes heavy soiling and surface stains.

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